The Central Valley + Caribbean Coast

The Central Valley + Caribbean Coast Travel Guide

Articles about The Central Valley + Caribbean Coast

By Damon Tabor
Want to go out on a limb for your next vacation—literally?Once the sole province of young boys and Ewoks, treehouses now offer adventurous travelers (read: unafraid of heights) a unique travel experience in an age of roadside motel chains and glob...
Looking Back on Bodrum Peter Jon Lindberg’s “Touring Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula” was most interesting to me, but the glamorous beach resort he describes is not the Bodrum I remember: I arrived there on a sailboat while traveling with a friend from...
By Clark Mitchell
By Travel + Leisure Staff
By Kimberly Brown
It is morning again in Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, and 15 of us are hearing it for the first time. Fifteen pairs of lightweight hiking boots and Reeboks stand in a single file, rooted to the damp, dark path. Heads back, mouths s...

Hotels in The Central Valley + Caribbean Coast

Once upon a time, when travelers came to Costa Rica, they expected to eat freshly caught  seafood but little else of note. Then, in 2004, this eco-lodge opened in the mountains above the Pacific and immediately became a destination retreat for foodies with active lifestyles.

Restaurants in The Central Valley + Caribbean Coast

One of the best ways to sample Costa Rica’s cornucopia of tropical fruits is with a batido, a fresh smoothie made with water or milk, and the convivial beachfront Pan Pay Café is one of many excellent places throughout the country to try it.

Things to do in The Central Valley + Caribbean Coast

Coffee is king in Costa Rica—and of the nearly 150,000 large and small coffee fincas (plantations) that dot the Costa Rican landscape (most in the Central Valley), Café Britt is the best place to learn about it.